I love brown boots. Black leather is something I tend to struggle with. Its just so tough, and I’m so not. Not to say I don’t have my fair share of black boots too, but I love how brown softens an outfit. And throws an outfit off in a way that looks a little more strategic than a black boot. Plus they look good a little beat up, and if you live in NYC, you wear your shoes HARD. I personally prefer suede, but do own one (ok two) leather pair for inclement weather. A selection below:
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Some brown booted outfits from the past few weeks. Not sure about you but this week’s almost-holidays-mad-dash has got me looking like this. So apologies for the state of my ponytail and my half-closed eyes.
Below is an outfit I put together for my first night out to dinner post covid, post becoming a parent over two years ago. Would still wear it (and do still wear it all the time). It’s a similar formula to the above photo but with kick-flare as opposed to skinny jean. Fail safe outfit.
Yes, spot on, I think brown boots DO soften an outfit, in a way that black boots can sharpen it. I like to wear brown boots with chocolate brown tights and a skirt in autumn, to ease my outfit colours gradually into winter (although I still wear the brown boots/tights combo in winter).
A surprisingly versatile boot colour has been buff/beige suede, like your Loeffler Randalls, worn on the other sided of winter when it's still too chilly for sandals but black feels heavy and wintery.
There is a great brown suede boot (similar to the ones you just bought) on the RealReal- Tory Burch size 8 for anyone looking! I am in Canada so I don’t buy from that site much. Last week I bought a similar pair by Dolce Vita- Huey boot. So timely!